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    Angry Ubuntu not loading, stuck at "busybox"

    Hello in one of my laptops, ubuntu is not loading anymore. Instead when it tries to load, it lands in "busybox".

    Code:
    BusyBox v1.17.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.17.1-10ubuntu1) built-in shall (ash)
    Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
    
    (initramfs)
    I am running a live xubuntu 12.04 right now, and when I opened the file browser to acces my hard drive, I noticed that the Linux partition is gone. I can only access the windows partition. But interestengly, the windows partition shows twice in the thunar.

    But Ubuntu partition does show up in fdisk.


    When I open or acces the partition it says:

    Failed to mount "79 GB Filesystem".
    Error mounting: Mount: Wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda5,
    missing codepage or helper program, or other error
    In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
    Code:
    xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x122cd09b
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *          63   154417151    77208544+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda2       154419198   312580095    79080449    5  Extended
    /dev/sda5       154419200   308520959    77050880   83  Linux
    /dev/sda6       308523008   312580095     2028544   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 4009 MB, 4009754624 bytes
    124 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1018 cylinders, total 7831552 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0003c2fd
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1   *          62     7826383     3913161    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    xubuntu@xubuntu:~$
    Code:
    xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ dmesg | tail
    [ 5311.128139] Descriptor sense data with sense descriptors (in hex):
    [ 5311.128145]         72 03 11 04 00 00 00 0c 00 0a 80 00 00 00 00 00 
    [ 5311.128169]         0d ba 12 31 
    [ 5311.128180] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda]  Add. Sense: Unrecovered read error - auto reallocate failed
    [ 5311.128194] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 0d ba 12 20 00 00 f0 00
    [ 5311.128217] end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 230298161
    [ 5311.128299] ata1: EH complete
    [ 5311.128366] JBD2: Failed to read block at offset 14920
    [ 5311.128397] JBD2: recovery failed
    [ 5311.128406] EXT4-fs (sda5): error loading journal

    Thank you in advence.
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    Last edited by ubuntu27; August 12th, 2012 at 09:26 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu not loading, stuck at "busybox"

    It's possible there are errors on the Ubuntu partition which are preventing it from being read. You can check by booting a LiveCD and running the following commands. Do not mount the partition.

    If the first command finds errors, run the second command, which will attempt to fix them:

    Code:
    sudo e2fsck -C0 -p -f -v /dev/sda5  
    # if errors:
    sudo e2fsck -f -y -v /dev/sda5
    GRUB2

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    Re: Ubuntu not loading, stuck at "busybox"

    Thank you for your help drs305.
    This is what I got:

    Code:
    xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ sudo e2fsck -C0 -p -f -v /dev/sda5
    /dev/sda5: recovering journal
    /dev/sda5: Clearing orphaned inode 1183769 (uid=1004, gid=1004, mode=0100644, size=40960)
    /dev/sda5: Clearing orphaned inode 1183752 (uid=1004, gid=1004, mode=0100600, size=69632)
    /dev/sda5: Clearing orphaned inode 3803262 (uid=1004, gid=1004, mode=0100600, size=4096)
    /dev/sda5: Clearing orphaned inode 1050745 (uid=1004, gid=1004, mode=0100600, size=12288)
    /dev/sda5: Clearing orphaned inode 1050744 (uid=1004, gid=1004, mode=0100644, size=16384)
    /dev/sda5: Clearing orphaned inode 1048724 (uid=1004, gid=1004, mode=0100600, size=12288)
    /dev/sda5: Clearing orphaned inode 1048748 (uid=1004, gid=1004, mode=0100644, size=16384)
                                                                                   
      349202 inodes used (7.25%)
        2553 non-contiguous files (0.7%)
         636 non-contiguous directories (0.2%)
             # of inodes with ind/dind/tind blocks: 0/0/0
             Extent depth histogram: 305779/428
    10474900 blocks used (54.38%)
           0 bad blocks
           1 large file
    
      254475 regular files
       40473 directories
          59 character device files
          26 block device files
           0 fifos
         404 links
       54126 symbolic links (42866 fast symbolic links)
          34 sockets
    --------
      349597 files
    xubuntu@xubuntu:~$
    EDIT: I restarted, and...
    Super! It worked! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!1

    Say, if it is not too much trouble, could you explain what that command did?
    Last edited by ubuntu27; August 12th, 2012 at 10:02 PM.

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